This project provides women in Sierra Leone the essential breast cancer information, early detection and breast cancer treatment they otherwise would not have access to logistically and/or financially.
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world, (2011). Many women in Sierra Leone are more vulnerable to breast cancer due to a lack of awareness. They also are not able to afford the cost of mammograms, which are prohibitively expensive. There is very little specialized care in Sierra Leone. Due to the associated costs, they are frequently not able to travel to other countries for additional care.
This project covers the cost of breast cancer screening, treatment and care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. If we provide access to early screening, we will be able to reduce the death rate caused by undiagnosed, late-stage breast cancer.
Providing access to breast cancer information, screening and treatment nationwide will save the lives of hundreds of women from almost certain death from breast cancer.